What next for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

The Muslim Brotherhood is the best-organised political movement in the most influential country in the Arab world. But what do they do next?

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Baroness Ashton: Ousted Egyptian president is 'well'

Baroness Ashton at a news conference yesterday Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The European Union's foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has said deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi was "well" and had access to television and newspapers when she visited him.

She spoke to journalists after meeting Mr Mursi at an undisclosed location last night.

EU foreign policy chief holds talks with Morsi

European Union foreign policy chief Cathy Ashton has met ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and held two hours of "in depth" discussions with him, her spokeswoman, Maja Kocijancic, said.


HRVP #Ashton visited Mohammed #Morsi on Monday evening. Had two hour in-depth discussion. #Egypt


Pro-Morsi supporters march towards army HQ

Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi marched towards security headquarters in Cairo on Monday night, raising fears of new clashes as the EU's foreign policy chief met local officials, according to the Agence France Presse agency.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi walk during an anti-army rally that started from a sit-in. Credit: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

The marches came despite a warning from the National Defence Council late Sunday that it would take "decisive and firm action" against demonstrators if they went beyond their right to peaceful protest.

Pro-Morsi supporters chant slogans in a main street during an anti-army rally. Credit: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Seven killed in Egypt clashes

Seven people were killed and 261 wounded in Cairo when supporters of Mohamed Morsi clashed with the deposed president's opponents and security forces overnight, the head of Egypt's emergency services said.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi throw stones towards riot police during clashes.
Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi throw stones towards riot police during clashes. Credit: Reuters

Mohamed Sultan told Reuters two people had been killed at a bridge in central Cairo and five more in the capital's Giza district.

Read more: Morsi supporters clash with riot police in Cairo

Morsi supporters clash with riot police in Cairo

Supporters of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi waving a national flag run from tear gas during clashes with riot police. Credit: Reuters

Police fired tear gas in central Cairo last night when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.

Supporters of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, threw rocks at police near Ramses Street, one of the capital's main thoroughfares, and on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Nile in the first outbreak of violence in Egypt in a week.

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Egyptian security forces fire tear gas in Cairo scuffles

Egyptian security forces fired tear gas in central Cairo after scuffles broke out between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and locals in the area of Ramses Street, eye witnesses said.

It was the first violent confrontation involving pro-Morsi protesters for a week. Last Monday, 53 pro-Morsi demonstrators were killed outside the Republican Guard compound in Cairo. Four soldiers also died in the clash.

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